It’s officially summer!!! I don’t know about you, but it’s during the hot summer months when I get the most reading done! One novella on my summer TBR list is Three Cabins by Deanna Martinez-Bey. Besides being an amazingly talented author and food writer, Deanna wears many other hats…she’s an expert cook and baker, copy editor, owns a business in social media management, dabbles in photography, and is a proud mama to two beautiful children. I was fortunate to interview Deanna, and today I’m sharing what she had to say about her new novella, current writing projects, and author tips for anyone just getting their toes wet in the industry.
Interview with Deanna Martinez-Bey
Welcome Deanna! I’m honoured to interview you for my blog. Can you tell us about your latest novella, Three Cabins?
Three Cabins is about a stay-at-home mom who realizes she is living a lie and goes about changing her life to become the woman she wants to be.
What inspired you to write Three Cabins?
I wanted to write a relatable story that would transport the reader away from the daily grind of life.
What is your favourite genre to read or write?
I enjoy writing cookbooks and contemporary fiction. I enjoy reading cookbooks and fiction books that revolve around food…particularly cozies!
Do you read your book reviews, and does it affect your writing?
I do read them. I absorb the good ones and laugh at the bad. I figure that if someone feels the need to lash out at me or put me down, they are miserable, and I refuse to allow them to take me to their level.
What is the most difficult part of your writing process?
Sitting down to write! Lol.
When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
When I was 7 years old! I started writing short stories and poetry at that young age.
Can you tell us about your current/next writing project?
I am currently focusing on freelance food writing and creating a new food blog called Deanna’s Recipe Box. I also have a new column in Writers Digest Magazine online and Pastry Arts Magazine and am working on a new cookbook.
Connect with Deanna:
Food blog: www.deannasrecipebox.com
Freelance Writing Portfolio: https://www.deannamartinezbey.com/services-9